Charity sermon





Sydney Smith, preaching a charity sermon, frequently
repeated the assertion that, of all nations, Englishmen were most

distinguished for generosity and the love of their species. The collection

happened to be inferior to his expectations, and he said that he had

evidently made a great mistake, for that his expression should have been,

that they were distinguished for the love of their _specie_.





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